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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 6:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

it is also a funky looking asteroid :)

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Don't tell me, Direwolf that this finky asteroid Toutatis is the one coming to crash on this planet for 2012 ?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Cool

Toutatis is one of the strangest objects in the solar system, with a highly irregular shape and an extraordinarily complex "tumbling" rotation. Both its shape and rotation are thought to be the outcome of a history of violent collisions. "The vast majority of asteroids, and all the planets, spin about a single axis, like a football thrown in a perfect spiral, but Toutatis tumbles like a flubbed pass," said Dr. Scott Hudson of Washington State University. One consequence of this strange rotation is that Toutatis does not have a fixed north pole like the Earth. Instead, its north pole wanders along a curve on the asteroid about every 5.4 days. "The stars viewed from Toutatis wouldn't repeatedly follow circular paths, but would crisscross the sky, never following the same path twice," Hudson said.

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/toutatis.htm

P.S. I never did mail-order tickets - never quite that organised

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

There is even a ducky dinosaur look to this Toutatis monster ?Jglynn !

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Thanks for your scientific report , Jglynn ! This Toutatis is like a story of my life ! Hé hé !

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 13, 2009 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Not my report I simply found it in cyberspace.

Are you a spinner or a twirler?

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

Euh, Jglynn, I don't really know the difference between twirler and spinner , my Harrap's dictionnary doesn't explain it either .Spinning twirls ,twirling spins ? Helix waves like DNA ?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 13, 2009 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

one never knows :)


(looks like a pretty cool movie, dont it? great special effects)

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 13, 2009 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mail order Stories

You read that new post on dead.net , Direwolf ,about the return of the feathered serpent coming to swallow this planet in 2012 ? By Toutatis ,even my french astrologer believe in this end of the world for 2012 ! I dont believe n astrology ,methinks Scotty who hates conspiracy probably beleves in that stuff too !Irk.